Sunday, November 11, 2012

Marathons, Mini-Albums, and a Giveaway!

Whew -- what a week! I should get a marathon t-shirt to commemorate the fact that I crossed the finish line into Sunday.  And, like any other marathon runner, I am celebrating with a heaping plate of bacon and eggs and a day of scrapbooking.  The glory is mine! 

With Thanksgiving a few weeks away, and Christmas and New Year's right around the corner, many a scrapper is gearing up for another attempt at a December Daily album. As appealing as the concept is to me, and as often as I tend to forget my usual failure rate when I attempt to start one each year, I have realized that there is a need for a different approach to scrapping seasons that can actually work for people like me -- you know, the bacon-eating marathon runners. 

Guess what? I think I found one, in the course of contributing a winter album to Amy Heller's new workshop at Two Peas, Seasonal Storytelling
Here are more details about the class: 
Winter, spring, summer and autumn: each season brings about its own wonderful and memorable moments for us all.
Perhaps winter, when celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah and the New Year, is your most memorable time of the year. Or maybe it is spring, when your family celebrates a number of birthdays, or you love preparing your garden and celebrating Easter. Then there is summer - full of outdoor activities, the Fourth of July, camping, and family vacations.  And of course, autumn, with the beginning of school, the glorious changing of nature’s color, bountiful harvests, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. When you break the year up into seasons, there certainly are plenty of stories worth telling!  
In Seasonal Storytelling: Mini Books for Sharing Each Season’s Special Memories, we break down the year into the four seasons. This provides a naturally broadened perspective through which to document your special memories. Because of this broadened view, we introduce you to four different approaches to creating seasonal mini albums - Events & Traditions, Timeframes, On-the-Go ,and Reflections. With each chapter, we will focus on a different season and share two of these four approaches for tackling that season to create a mini book filled with a memories that fits your lifestyle, your scrapping habits, and your style of creating. 
Showcasing eight different and unique mini albums filled with over 100 pages (close to 200, really!) of ideas, Seasonal Storytelling covers each of the seasons, throughout four chapters. Every chapter contains a printable PDF containing two beautifully crafted mini albums along with a coordinating video. Also included are two exclusive printable journaling cards used as the base for one of the mini albums featured in the workshop. 
The content of this workshop will be available immediately upon purchase. The lessons are available for you to work at your own pace and upon purchase can be accessed in the "Workshops" section under "Classes & Events." A private message board forum is also available to ask questions for Amy and to connect with other participants. Enjoy!  

Today I am happy to offer you a chance to win a spot in Amy's class (a $25 value)! 

Just leave a comment on this thread (including your Two Peas username) before 6:00 p.m. Hawaii time on Wednesday, November 14,  and I will select one lucky winner.  If you purchase access to the class and end up winning the drawing, the fee will be refunded, or you can "regift" the free class access to a friend. Good luck! 


  1. I love giveaways and Two Peas classes :)

  2. Love Amy's style and classes. Would love to win a spot in this one. Yet to try my hands on minis. Thanks for the chance.

    2peas: cutiephinphin

  3. Loved Amy's last class and this one looks great I love making mini albums. Thanks for a chance to win a spot. Miss Kathy - 2 peas name

  4. I LOVE classes and I love Amy's work! Would be so happy to win this class!

    2peas: AnyaL

  5. I love 2peas classes and Amy's Style! Thanks for a chance to win!

  6. I'm still a 'newbie' so any opportunity to learn new techniques would be awesome!

    2Peas: Snoeckles

  7. Amy's class looks so wonderful! I would love to get the chance to participate!

  8. What an exciting class! I've done three seasonal mini-books this year, so this is right up my alley. I'm LaLaPea on 2 Peas. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. I love minis, and it's always great to learn something new!

  10. newgirl2scrapping
    minis are great.

  11. Looks like another great 2ps class!


  12. I'd love to win a spot in Amy's class, thanks for the chance!

    2peas name is amy coose

  13. Thanks for the giveaway to this class. It looks awesome! sheltieluvr